Hi, my name is Gian and I just recently purchased a í08 PMM Accord Sedan. Since I got the base model which doesnít offer XM radio my car doesnít have that fin antenna Iím really digging so much. Long story short I decided to add an antenna and with a little creativity I ended up with a good result.
What I did first was purchase the Antenna from Hondapartsdeal.com, make sure is the color of your car by checking the color code.
This is how the antenna comes, if you can notice it has a bolt like connector which itís used to tighten the antenna to the roof. But all of that requires you to drill hole on your roof which takes a lot of nerve to do.
If you are like me and donít want to drill a hole in your roof and just wants the antenna for aesthetic reasons follow this steps: (DO IT AT YOUR OWN RISK,I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ACCIDENTS OR MESS UPS, THIS IS JUST TO SHOW YOU HOW I DID ON MY CAR)
First I removed the screws holding the rubber piece to the fiber glass fin
Then I removed the metal part from the rubber piece.
This is where it gets pretty creative, what I did is use a couple of vinyl cards they give you in stores, like CVS, Walgreens, etc. Then I traced the metal part on the vinyl card and cut it with some scissors. I made the wholes with a small drill bit. Make sure the bit is close to the size of your screw.
Then what I did was put the vinyl pieces where the metal was at.
Then what I did was with scissors and a blade was flattened the surface so everything is even on the bottom. You can do the same or just leave like that; I did it because I thought it would help.
Once all of that was done I screwed the rubber piece back with the fin part. I made sure I didnít over tighten because doing so could break the vinyl pieces. This is how the final product looks like.
Then with some strong double sided tape they sell at discount auto parts (like $8) I glued one side to the bottom of the antenna. Then with a blade I cut around the antenna.
This is how the final product looks.
Now to glue on the car I measured to the best of my abilities and then proceeded to glue. If you are able to measure the antenna of friend so you know exactly where to place the antenna I suggest you do. I donít know anyone with the same car so I couldnít but Iím happy with the results. This is how it looks now.